Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Forgotten Movies: That Cold Day in the Park
Ah, Sandy Dennis. No one ever brought a stranger presence or delivery to a film. This is an early Altman film. (You can see most of it on you tube if nowhere else).
A lonely woman brings home a vagrant (to keep her company) and provides for his needs, even going so far as to provide him with a sexual partner (not herself).
Sandy Dennis died young. In a house full of cats. Would you expect anything else? Wow. I miss you, Sandy.
Sandy Dennis studied under noted thespian and teacher Uta Hagen before gaining fame for her work on Broadway. There she won two consecutive Tony Awards for her performances in A Thousand Clowns in 1963 and Any Wednesday in 1964. In 1966, she was given an Academy Award for best supporting actress in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe. She won a Golden Globe in 1970 for her role in The Out-of-Towners.
TODD MASON HAS SOME OTHERS RIGHT HERE.